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SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal on MS SQL – Developer Edition – Sneak Preview Package

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Business Package for Portal Development Kit 60.3.0


This package contains everything you need to get started working with the building blocks of SAP NetWeaver. The following components are included:

  • SAP Web Application Server Java 6.40 (J2EE Engine)
  • SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio
  • SAP Enterprise Portal 6.0 (incl. Knowledge Management and Collaboration)

Every component version relates to Support Package Stack 02 of SAP NetWeaver!

A brief note about this installation:
The complete Installation will take between 4 and 8 hours! (Depending on your hardware)
Please also keep in mind that the installation process is not trivial. Thus you should use the values provided in this quick installation guide.
The complete installation will be greatly simplified with the next SP release!

Quick Installation Guide

Hardware/Software Requirements
  • A Windows PC with at least 1Gb of memory and at least 6Gb of free disk-space
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (at least SP3) or Windows Server 2003
  • Installed Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with all updates that are explained here
  • Installed Sun JDK 1.4.2_04 (Note that there are some known issues with this version. Please use 1.4.2_05 as soon as it is publicly available)
  • Installation target must be a NTFS drive (FAT won’t work)

Please carefully check if you meet all these requirements before proceeding with the installation:

See the installation guide for the EP 6.0 SP4 sneak preview edition

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    1. Oliver Stiefbold Post author
      Unfortenately a CD will not be sufficient – more a DVD. We are going to produce a DVD for stack 5. However its not clear if we will offer it although for community members or if you will have to download it.
      BR, Oliver
  1. Former Member
    Hi Oliver,

    Earlier in EP6SP2 I was able to log on to the SAPJ2EE admin console using the port no.50004( my sap instance no. was 00) with Administrator and no password. Now, I installed SP4(Sneak preview) and am unable to do the same. Do I have to use a different port no.? Where can I find the documentation?



  2. Former Member
    I’ve been able to successfully install the WAS 6.40 server on Windows 2003/SqlServer 2000. However I appear to be running into a problem with the application of the Support package 5 kit and wanted to see if anyone else was having a similar problem. When I run the SAPInst program to install the WebAS640SP3toSP5_Pathc, I get through the first two steps of the process (Patching SAP J2EE Engine 6.30 and J2EE Engine Installation) and then the upgrade stops during the SAP System Installation phase. In looking at the log file, the installation is halting on the execution of the jcmon.exe module with the profile file as an input parameter. The error log simply shows the command failing with an return code of -1. I ran the command from the command prompt and got a message that no profile was used and that the execution could not find the SAPSYSTEMNAME in either the Profile or the command line. I checked the profile and both the file and the SAPSYSTEMNAME is present. Here is the syntax of the jcmon.exe command execution:

    C:\usr\sap\P64\SYS\exe\run/jcmon.exe ‘pf=C:\usr\sap\P64\SYS\profile\P64_JC00_sapport2’

    The system is running on a VMWare partition and I am using the Windows Administrator account to run the patch installation. I’ve tried this on a number of different VMWare virtual machines and get the same result each time. Anyone see anything like this in their testing?

    Thanks for the help,


    1. Former Member
      Hi Rich,
      I am installing the Support Pack 5 as we speak…

      My setup is pretty much the same as yours (Virtual PC w/ Win2003 server as guest OS using the Administrator account for the install).

      I had the exact same problem. I think sapinst is trying to stop the J2EE server at the point where the failure occurs. I cancelled the install, manually shutdown the server from the MMC and restarted the install. That got me over that problem.

      I am not done yet… So let’s see if other problems will come up.

      Hope this helps,

      1. Former Member
        Hi Uli,

        Bingo, that was it!! I had tried that before but I suspect that I had not fully shutdown the server and that was hanging it up. I did run into the hanging SAPInst process as described in the documentation. I recycled the server and restarted and it completed the patch.

        The thing I’m hung up on now is environment variables for the portal installation. I ran the portal installation steps as described in the documentation and received a message from the Analyzer that the JAVA_HOME environment variable did not exist in the class path. I went back and created envirnment variables as described in the full instalation guide (document version 2.5); create a JAVA_HOME environment variable pointing to the java root and add a %JAVA_HOME%\bin to the Path statement. I’ve checked the environment variables in the system via the SET command and they do look correct, however I continue to get the problem with analyzer. I’ve also created a CLASSPATH environment variable with the paths (ie %JAVA_HOME%;%JAVA_HOME%/bin;), it doesn’t appear to like that either. Does anyone have a environment variable configuration that works with the portal installation test kit?

        Thanks much,


  3. Former Member
    we want to install EP 6.0 (Trial Edition).
    Which CPU size is necessary ?

    Is Intel-Pentium 3 (only 1 Prozessor) with 1 Ghz enough ?
    (and 1 Ghz memory)

    Is Installation to Windows XP as well possible ?

    Best Regards,


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